"Not ten songs, but one piece of music in ten parts" is how a band member apparently described this album
. Very anti-commercial
, almost the only song which sounds like a possible single is track 4
, but in fact no singles or video
s will be released for any track.
An interesting piece of trivia which I heard is that the title of the album, "Kid A", is Thom Yorke's name for the first human clone, to whom he dedicates the album. In his opinion, Kid A is already alive somewhere.
As for the surprising change in Radiohead's style: apparently sixteen more traditional Radiohead songs were recorded during the Kid A sessions, and they will be released in the coming months on 12-inch vinyl. Now I have to buy a damn record player.